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Inside UP’s surreal funeral economy

Live Mint 06 Jun 2021
“Gaon mein log chup-chap mar ja rahe hain, jal ja rahe hain (In the villages, people are silently dying and silently being cremated)," said Utpal Pathak, a Varanasi-based journalist ... Let’s say 5% people in each (funeral) sector profited—from wood contractors to pandits," said Kaushal Raj Sharma, district magistrate of Varanasi.

US state of Alabama lifts ban on yoga in public schools

Al Jazeera 21 May 2021
“Claims that scientific research supports yoga are based on poor-quality studies,” according to a factsheet the National Center for Law & Policy, a group of Christian lawyers. Students from a Hindu religious school practising yoga on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India [File ... It also requires parents to sign a permission slip ... .

Petitioner seeks Kashi-court like excavation order for Sri Krishna Jamnbhoomi case

Hindustan Times 20 Apr 2021
A petitioner in Sri Krishna Janmbhoomi case has moved an application seeking a court order like the one passed by the Varanasi court ordering scientific excavation at Shahi Masjid Eidgah in Mathura ... In place of Sri Krishna Janambhoomi, Shahi Masjid Eidgah was brought up,” said Mahendra Pratap Singh, the petitioner and a lawyer in the case.

Varanasi Court orders ASI survey on Gyanvapi mosque; AIMIM chief slams the decision

Yahoo Daily News 10 Apr 2021
The Varanasi court ordered an ASI survey and the decision has been slammed by Owaisi and Waqf board lawyers, warning the Muslims of the Hindutva lies ...

After Ayodhya, another mosque-temple dispute brews in India’s UP

Al Jazeera 09 Apr 2021
BJP’s massive temple project in Varanasi has led to demolition of many old structures in the city [File ... “We also want the status to remain the same but we want the court to decide whether it is a mosque or a temple,” Vijay Shankar Rastogi, the lawyer who filed the petition for the Hindu parties in the Varanasi matter, told Al Jazeera.

Why Dr Subodh Dave, dean-elect of Royal College of Psychiatrists, champions the cause of Indian origin students in the UK

The Times of India 15 Mar 2021
Dr Dave calls himself an ‘accidental’ doctor who started his higher education journey with mechanical engineering at IIT (BHU), Varanasi. Dr Dave calls himself an ‘accidental’ doctor who started his higher education journey with mechanical engineering at IIT (BHU), Varanasi.

Fuel price hike: UP lawyer wants to ride horse to work

TeluguStop 02 Mar 2021
In an interesting incident, a lawyer in Varanasi has sought ...

Lucknow Encounter: Court directs police to lodge an FIR

Indian Express 26 Feb 2021
The direction was issued following a petition filed by Vishwakarma’s lawyer Sarvajeet Yadav, who had alleged that he was killed in a conspiracy. A native of Varanasi, Vishwakarma was in a three-day police custody when the death took place ... Police said Vishwakarma was a history-sheeter with 17 cases against him in Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Varanasi and Mau.

Bringing the goddess home

The Times of India 13 Dec 2020
By S Vijay Kumar. In a rare case of repatriation, a Canadian university has decided to return an idol of Annapurna that had been stolen from India in 1913. The story goes that in 1913, Norman MacKenzie, a lawyer and art collector from the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, was on a visit to Varanasi when a stone statue caught his eye ... It reads ... .
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